Enjoy the magic of the capital of the Inca Empire, this city tour in Cusco will show you in only 5 hours the main Inca sites around the City, tour each archaeological site and Inca ceremonial center.
You will know Qoricancha, known as the Temple of the sun, Saqsayhuaman, and its megalithic buildings, and other 3 Inca remains.
The spectacular views, the Inca sites, and the history of every place will make you understand why this was the Center of the Inca land.
For this tour, we have departure every day in group tours and in Private tours, you can start the tour on the same day you arrive if you don’t have problems with altitude, we recommend the passengers stay a day before in Cusco to acclimatize very well.
With this Half Day City Tour in Cusco, you will not see only the Center of Cusco, but also 4 sites outside down town.
DAY 1: Cusco – Saqsayhuaman – Qenqo – Pukapukara – Tambomachay – Qoricancha – Cusco
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The half-day City tour in Cusco begins at 9:00 am. All of us will meet at the center of the Main Square (Plaza de Armas).
More than visit only the Cusco city itself, in this tour, you’ll have the option to visit Inca’s sites located in the upper part of Cusco.
The only place inside Cusco City will be Qoricancha, this place is very well known as the Temple of the Sun, in Inca’s time this place was the most important religious center of all the Tawantinsuyo (original name of the Inca’s land), this place shows one of the finest constructions of the Inca masonry;
Then the next place to visit is Saqsayhuaman located in the upper part of Cusco where you’ll have a really nice view of Cusco city.
Also, here is the spot where you will be amazed by seeing the megalithic building made by the Incas, where they used gigantic boulders from 1 to 128 tons.
Continue our tour, we’ll arrive at Qenqo, another ceremonial place dedicated to the Pachamama (Mother earth), this is a big carved stone by the Incas.
They used this natural formation to make us imagine how hard was their work, then you’ll continue to Pukapukara a fortress and point to take control for all people who arrived in Cusco.
And we’ll end our tour visiting Tambomachay the temple of the water, then we’ll bring you back to the hotel in Cusco. This tour lasts five hours, and you can go in the morning or the afternoon.
This service in a GROUP TOUR means that you will do the tour with other people, This standard service has 10 to 15 participants, that doesn’t mean you have to get that quantity of people to do the tour, we have confirmed departures every day, so, If you are only one or two people do not worry, you can join some of our groups.
“BEST VALUE PER PERSON: US$ 10.00”
This service is an exclusive way to make this trip, where the service is very much more personalized, prices vary according to the number of people in your group:
1 PERSON: US$ 99 PER PERSON
2 PEOPLE: US$ 79 PER PERSON
3 PEOPLE: US$ 65 PER PERSON
4 PEOPLE: US$ 55 PER PERSON
5 PEOPLE: US$ 47 PER PERSON
6 PEOPLE: US$ 43 PER PERSON
7 PEOPLE: US$ 35 PER PERSON
8 PEOPLE: US$ 32 PER PERSON
9 PEOPLE and +: US$ 25 PER PERSON
STEP 1: SEND YOUR INFORMATION
Complete the booking form down here or send data of all the travelers to firstname.lastname@example.org as full name, passport number, nationality, date of birth, or a copy of passports, indicating the exact date of travel.
Our privacy policies are strict, INKA TIME will use this information exclusively to nominate the reservation tickets, we never share this information with third parties.
STEP 2: MAKE A DEPOSIT
You can book and pay for the tour from our website if you are booking via email, you must choose the best way to pay and make a deposit, for this tour the payment is 100%; There are 03 ways to pay: payments via “PayPal“, with debit or credit card Visa or Mastercard (these last two options have an 8% fee), or wire money by Western Union any extra commissions or fees charged must be assumed by the customer; when you send your information you have to specify the payment method you would like to use, then when we mail you back We will send you a request for payment through the platform you chose.
STEP 3: TOUR CONFIRMATION
If you make the reservation on our website the confirmation will be automatic, if you do via email, upon receipt of all passenger(S) data and once we received information of your payment, we will send you your receipt (VOUCHER OF RESERVATION), at this moment your reservation will be guaranteed 100%. (this will be sent at most in the next 8 hours, considering our business hours GMT – 5).
Absolutely loved our tour. Our guide Roger knew each place deeply and shared amazing and detailed information that made the tour that much more special. I couldn’t recommend more! Thank you Inka Time!
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1.- I am just one person, can I join some group tour?
Yes, you can, we have departures every day, feel free to decide when to go.
2.- We don’t like to go in a big group, can we arrange a private tour?
Yes you can, our group tours go with 10 or 15 people, but if you want, you can also arrange a private tour, we have different rates for it depending on how many people you are.
3.- I will travel with my family, we have two 65 YO people, do you think, can they make it?
We had people on this tour from 70 and 75 YO, the tour is not hard, but you have some small hikes into the Inca Sites where there are many steps to go up and down if you think they are not to fit to do it, we recommend taking a Private tour, that will be a perfect plan to do the tour quite easily and smoothly.
4.- How about my luggage, can I take all my stuff?, or where can I store it?
As this tour is only one day, we recommend taking only small backpacks, only for taking your personal stuff. The rest of your stuff you can be stored at your accommodation in Cusco, All the Hotels have storage if you book the night for your way back, you can leave your stuff there, another option is that you can leave your stuff in our office, in the two options you don’t need to pay anything extra.
5.- How about the altitude, are going to pass by other places higher than Cusco?
Cusco city is located in 3350 masl. (10990 Ft.) the only place higher than Cusco is Pucapucara 3680 masl. Then you will descend; we always recommend having at least one day in Cusco to acclimatize; altitude sickness is very different for everyone, sometimes you don’t have any problem.